To read this journey from the beginning, go to the first post.
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today to tell you all about how I did, in fact, NOT die running a 5K this weekend.
Which is definitely NOT how I felt while actually running it. It’s called the ColderBoulder (which I forgot to mention last week) and it was COLD when we started running. It was COLD when we finished, too.
I “ran” the Berkshire Hathaway Invest in Yourself 5K and came in at 42:40. With no training, on a fairly flat course in Omaha which is sea level.
I came in at 43:15 in the ColderBoulder, with training, on a fairly flat course in Boulder, CO which is decidedly NOT sea level. I had slept poorly the night before the race, but let’s be honest. Being completely out of shape and 50 pounds overweight has something to do with it, too.
Still, I finished, and I kind of had a feeling I wasn’t going to be setting any land speed records during this run.
And just for fun, there’s a free 3.5 mile run this weekend, which we’re going to be doing, too. Yay.
I’m continuing to do the Couch to 10k workouts, but boy do they overestimate my ability to snap back into shape. We went from 60 second runs with 90 seconds in between, to 5 minute runs, 8 minute runs and even a 20 minute run this week.
Running for a solid 20 minutes is not something I’m good at. I’m getting 1% better every week, I’m sure…
The Eating Part
I’ve been trying Intermittent Fasting, which is a concept where you condense your eating schedule down, so that for most of the day you are not consuming calories and your body is not concentrating on digesting them, which frees it up to do other things. I started off by pushing breakfast back until 9 am, then 10 am, and now can frequently stave off hunger until noon.
Supposedly, you can eat all you want while doing this, but I’m not trying that theory. I can eat a LOT.
I find this isn’t very difficult after the first few days. Baby-stepping up to noon brought me success.
But as you can see, it did not bring weight loss with it. I’ve been doing this for 5 weeks, feeling fairly good about what I’ve been eating, and still no weight loss.
Yes, I’ve had my birthday, the littlest 1500’s birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Mr. 1500′ birthday all happen during these last 5 weeks. But it’s frustrating and discouraging to continue seeing the same numbers on the scale.
If I don’t see significant changes soon, I’m going to seek out a nutritionist to see if I’m somehow doing all the wrong things.
Thank you for all the encouragement, it is very helpful to read these notes that tell me I can do it. Some days, this really sucks.
- Weight: 178.6 (down 2.0 overall)
- Workouts Complete: 20
- Workouts Enjoyed: 0
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